Reporting Research Integrity Concerns

Published June 28, 2019 In the last year, we have seen at least two high-profile and significant research misconduct events: Duke University reached a $112.5 million settlement with the Department of Justice around whistleblower allegations that Duke submitted claims to federal agencies containing falsified or fabricated data or statements in 30 grants over numerous years. […]

Requirements for Identifying Certain Foreign Collaboration in Proposals to the NIH

Published June 13, 2019 With the June and July NIH proposal submission deadlines near, the Office on Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) would like to remind principal investigators and research administrators about the responsibilities for disclosing certain foreign collaborations at the time of application submission. While NIH is still revising its written guidelines, the following include […]

Grant Account Set Up Transition Update

Published June 3, 2019 As announced on 4/24/19, the grant account set-up function and award processing is transitioning from the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) to Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA). Noted below are some updates: NIH Awards and cost reimbursable subawards (in-coming) are being processed by SPA. OSRS is processing the rest of the […]

Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) Staff With Answers Today! (SWAT!) Hours

Published May 31, 2019 On Monday, June 3, 2019, the HRPO SWAT! On-Call hours will be changed to 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. daily. Biomedical Office hours will be moved from Fridays to Wednesdays. There will be no changes to the Danforth Office hours. SWAT! On-Call Service (314-747-6800) You can Chat with a HRPO representative […]

Salary Cap has been Updated in Research Management System (RMS)

Published May 29, 2019 Per the National Institutes of Health (NIH) NOT OD-19-099, the salary cap in RMS has been updated to $192,300. All proposals will now calculate with this new salary cap amount. If you have proposals that are in progress (i.e. not approved in the Final Review route), be aware that if you […]

EH&S Chemical Inventory System Upgrade

Published May 23, 2019 The University’s Chemical Inventory System has been upgraded and is live. Please click on for access to the chemical inventory login page, training material, chemical inventory policies and guidelines. If the voiceover portion of the training does not automatically play, simply pause and restart the training once to get the […]

REAL ID Requirement Beginning October 1, 2020

Published May 20, 2019 As a reminder to the research community, as of October 1, 2020, a REAL ID will be required for all domestic flights and to enter federal offices (NIH, NSF, etc.). We recommend that you prepare soon for this upcoming change. WHAT IS REAL ID? “REAL ID” comes from the REAL ID […]

Faculty Profile System Pilot Launched at School of Medicine

Published May 10, 2019 On May 7, 2019, the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) and the School of Medicine Office of the Dean launched a pilot of a faculty profile information system called Profiles at Washington University School of Medicine. Profiles is a publicly accessible and easily searchable knowledge base for exploring the […]

HRPO Executive Director Departure

Published May 8, 2019 Dear faculty and staff, I write to share that Martha Jones, MA, CIP, Executive Director, Human Research Protection Office (HRPO), will be leaving the University as of July 10, 2019, to assume a Vice President positon at Partners Healthcare in Boston, MA. Martha joined Washington University in 2009, and was responsible […]

EH&S Upgrade to WashU’s Chemical Inventory System

Published May 2, 2019 Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) in partnership with WashU IT will be rolling out at the end of May 2019 an upgrade to the University’s Environmental Management System (EHS Assistant). The EHS Assistant Chemical Inventory function supports EH&S and the University in monitoring chemical inventory information required by many regulatory agencies, […]